Upper Room Books Staff

  • Rita Collett
    Rita Collett Managing Editor

    Rita came to work with Upper Room Books in March of 1993. Rita now coordinates workflow in the editorial department and serves as liaison with production and marketing staff. She is editor of the annual publication Disciplines: A Book of Daily Devotions and writes that volume’s reflection questions.

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  • Joanna Bradley
    Joanna Bradley Assistant Editor and Administrative Coordinator

    Joanna has been with Upper Room Books since 2009, when she started as the editorial assistant. Her first project to edit was Prayers for Life’s Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments, and she looks forward to working on many other books in the future.

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  • Anne Trudel
    Anne Trudel Editor and Author Relations Coordinator for Marketing

    Anne Trudel has been in publishing for all of her career, starting as an editorial assistant at what was then the Baptist Sunday School Board and serving in several roles there: assistant editor, coordinating editor, and design editor of music curriculum for children and their choir leaders. She worked at Thomas Nelson Publishers for 2 years as a managing editor. Anne has been part of Upper Room Books since 2001, first as an associate editor and then as an editor, copywriter, and other fun things in marketing.

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  • Linda Furtado
    Linda Furtado Marketing Manager / Technology Specialist

    Linda is a wife and mother of three girls who loves to travel and experience the beauty of God’s creation while engaging with God’s people in ministry. Her passion for ministry and love for visual and performing arts are embedded in her work wherever she goes. Linda also thrives bringing her creative efforts to the digital world.

  • Cara C. Coble
    Cara C. Coble Content and Metadata Specialist

    I live in the Nashville area with my husband, John. I love this city! On my off time, I write poetry and play the flute, as well as doing crochet and cross-stitch. My heart is to pursue a deeper relationship with Jesus and help others do that as well.

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